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Rapid Process for UHTCMC Thermal Protection Systems

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Missile Defense Agency
Contract: HQ0860-21-C-7038
Agency Tracking Number: B202-009-0220
Amount: $149,947.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: MDA20-009
Solicitation Number: 20.2
Solicitation Year: 2020
Award Year: 2021
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2020-12-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2021-06-30
Small Business Information
133 Defense Highway, Suite 212
Annapolis, MD 21401-8907
United States
DUNS: 153908801
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: Yes
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Larry Fehrenbacher
 (410) 224-3710
Business Contact
 Sharon Fehrenbacher
Phone: (410) 224-3710
Research Institution

This Phase 1 proposal will demonstrate the performance and processing advantages of a Ultra High Temperature (UHT)graded carbide-boride matrix CMC densified by TA&T’s rapid gas pulsed, reverse thermal gradient (GP-RTG) CVI process. A systematic approach for developing and optimizing the CVI Protocols for infiltration of a 3D woven carbon fiber preform includes incremental examination of the matrix densification and composition profile as a function of infiltration time. Feedback from these analyses will be used to adjust infiltration conditions. High temperature thermal and mechanical properties will be measured and correlated with the experimental UHT CMC microstructural and compositional characteristics. A preliminary processing cost analysis will be conducted for comparison to isothermal CVI and other CMC densification methods and will included in a Final Report with all the experimental results, analyses and conclusions. Approved for Public Release | 20-MDA-10643 (3 Dec 20)

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